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  • Medical Imaging Ghana (MIG)

    Founded in 2001, MIG’s Operations include CT scanning, X-ray scanning, mammography and ultrasound screening. MIG is supported by a consultant radiologist, a cardiologist who performs echocardiograms, a sonographer, and employs radiographers and reception staff.

    The main Radiology Operation is located on the ground floor of the main facility in Accra where Medlab’s main Laboratory is located. The proximity to the lab provides a one-stop shop for patients who require both laboratory and radiology services.
     
    MIG has another operation at the Medlab Korle Bu depot, with a CT scanner and Ultrasound scanning.
  • CT Scan

    Medical Imaging has a Siemens Somatom Emotion CT Scan, one of the most popular CT scanners in the world with CARE (Combined Applications to Reduce Exposure) low dose measures, which meets the standards and targets of local and International regulations. With patient care being our number one priority, using the wide range of 3D image reconstructions on top of multi planar images and many more, we produce outstanding radiographs. We provide a full presentation of CT Images and report by various methods, electronically or in top standard hard copy prints for the Radiologist or referring Doctors locally and Internationally. We also work with a wide range of departments and hospitals including Radiotherapy CT planning.

    CT Scan stands for Computerised Tomography. CT uses x-rays to take vivid and detailed cross sectional images of the inside of your body. It helps in the diagnosis of the presenting complaint and paves the way for the best treatment options for you the patient. You will be asked by the radiographer to lie on the CT couch which moves in and out as it scans. There is no enclosure but you will be asked to kindly stay still which avoids blurry images, and at times to hold your breath for a few seconds at various stages of the scan. The radiographer will explain the full procedure and will ask you if you are happy for the scan to continue. This is called giving the verbal consent.

    CT with contrast media involves a dye which helps in brightening and allowing a thorough analysis of the organs, blood vessels, lymph nodes etc. The majority of scans require this contrast but in some cases it is not necessary. A small Cannula needle will be inserted into your veins on the extremities, for smooth administration. When the dye is being injected, you will feel a warm sensation in your body and a metallic taste in your mouth for a few minutes. Mild reactions such as nausea and severe allergic reactions are very rare in occurrence and strict measures are followed. At times you maybe be asked to provide a a blood test results to ensure your kidney function is not impaired prior to administration. This can be discussed when your doctor books the appointment or refers you. The Radiographer will record your medical history and check for asthma and any previous history of renal failure prior to the procedure.
     
    You may be asked to drink some water or to fast before a CT Contrast examination. Patients taking medicine for Diabetes, e.g Metformin must stop taking these on the day of the examination. Early morning appointments and priorities will be given to diabetic patients. Please call 0302 662 000 for more information. 
     
    If you have been given an injection of the contrast media you may be asked to wait in the Imaging Department for approximately 15minutes after your scan to ensure that you feel well. After a contrast media scan it is also advisable to drink plenty of water to flush the contrast out.
     
    The results will be ready to return to the referring doctor from 9am the next day after examinations. The results will include the films of the study and a CD ROM with viewing software.

     

  • X-Rays

    X-ray have high specificity in detection of pathologies of the skeletal system as well as some disease processes in certain soft tissues, and “objects”- usually foreign body.

     
    We offer digital x-ray images with high diagnostic quality ensuring we give our patients excellent results. Our highly professional staff are well trained to perform and recommend the right procedure tailored to the patient’s referring pathology and needs.
    Routine x-rays are performed to:
    • Diagnose or rule out pathologies
    • Evaluate fractures and localize foreign bodies
    • Medical exams
    • Bone age assessment
    A Physician’s refer is necessary for x-rays and we have a turnaround time of 24 hours for reporting. No special preparation is required for x-ray procedures.

     

  • Mammography

    Mammogram is an x-ray examination of the breasts to detect and diagnose breast abnormalities. Mammography is the most effective imaging modality for detecting breast cancer at an early stage. We offer a digital mammography service with turnaround time of 24 hours for reports and images on CD, Radiographs entail an extra cost.

    Screening Mammography: As a preventive measure for symptomless women aged 40 and above. 2 views of each breast are taken and assessed by the Specialist Radiologist. Recommended annually.
     
    Diagnostic Mammography:  Basic views with/without additional views of the breast to further evaluate an abnormality found during screening, or in women and men who have breast complaints, such as a breast mass, nipple discharge, breast pain, or skin irritation.
     
    PREPARATION
    • Schedule your appointment at the time of month when your breasts are the least tender. Preferably, the week after a period.
    • Please call 0302 784770/1 to schedule an appointment.
    • Do not apply deodorant, powder, or cream on the examination day as these products could interfere with the image quality and produce artifacts.
    • Patients are advised to bring along previous images and reports for comparison if available.
    Medical Imaging also offers 10% discounts during Breast Cancer awareness month in October of every year.